Thursday, May 18, 2017

18/05/2017: Asian Pacific Aquaculture 2017

PWTC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia July 24-27, 2017

Organized by the Asian Pacific Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society
Hosted by the Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture & Agro-Based Industry, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Plenary Speaker and Special sessions at the APA17

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 24th -27th July 2017

APA17 is an aquaculture platform for all societies to organize their annual project meetings. We have since confirmed our first plenary speaker, Mr. Herve Lucien-Brun from Aquaculture & Qualite in France. The organisers, Asian-Pacific Chapter World Aquaculture Society and Malaysia Fisheries Society, have announced the second plenary speaker, Dr. Mazuki Bin Hashim, Senior Director of Fisheries Biosecurity Division for the Department of Fisheries Malaysia. He will be presenting about the topic “What can Malaysia offer to expand aquaculture?” which is directly linked to the theme of APA 17, Transforming for Market Needs.

Dr. Mazuki Bin Hashim
Dr. Mazuki Bin Hashim has a Ph.D from the National University of Malaysia. He has Bachelor Degree in Agribusiness and Diploma of Fisheries Science from the University of Agriculture Malaysia. With more than 38 years of experience in three aquaculture sectors, Mazuki is a advocate of aquaculture development in the country. He was Director of Aquaculture Development Division (2014-2016), Head of Sectoral Planning (2012- 2014), Head of Investment and Technical Advisory (2008-2012) and Senior Fisheries Officer (2005-2008). Department of Fisheries Malaysia. He is also a member of the Steering Committee for Asian Pacific Aquaculture 2017 (APA2017).

Sessions at the APA17 cover all aspects of aquaculture within Malaysia and the region. The Malaysian Farmers sessions, on July 25th will be organized by Department of Fisheries and Malaysian Fisheries Society. It will be attended by shrimp and finfish farmers sponsored by the Department of Fisheries. Presentations will on July 26th, five outstanding experts from Asia Pacific have been invited to present their advance research developments on Shrimp and treatment on the special Farmer’s day program “The Advanced Research Developments on Shrimp Culture” organized by Sheng Long Bio-Tech International Co., Ltd from 13:30-17:20 at the Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Updates on

Hotel information

Corporate rates and reservation form for APA 17 have been published on the WAS Website. Information on farm Tours will be available and updated on our website soon. The Presentation/poster awards for Students is still open for submission and will be judged during the conference.

Members of the WAS-APC will get to meet the current and newly elected group of officers and directors on July 26th. The election results have been announced to our WAS-APC members and elected board members are Dr. S. Felix (President – Elect), Ms. Tracy Chin (Treasurer), Dr. Imad Saoud and Dr. Sagiv Kolkovski (2 Directors).


APA17 Gold sponsors: Sheng Long Bio-Tech International Co.Ltd 

WAS premier sponsors:

Blue Aqua International PTE LTD
Tyson Food Inc. Corporate
Zeigler Bros. Inc. and
Darling Ingredients/SONAC

President Reception sponsor: Fishance.
APA17 Session sponsors: Nutriad, MSD & Evonik.

For Conference management contact John Cooksey, Email: 
For Booths and meeting space, contact Mario Stael, Email: 
WAS-APC office: Website: /

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